RMACC SysAdmin Meetup

The 2019 RMACC Systems Administrator Meetup has been scheduled for August 27-29 at Arizona State University (ASU). The event starts the afternoon of August 27 and ends around mid-day August 29. The meetup focuses on moderated group discussion and short presentations to facilitate knowledge transfer between institutions allowing for a broader enablement of science local to the resident institutions. All class of administrators and science facilitators are invited to participate. A preliminary schedule is listed below, including a session of lightning talks for those who wish to present.

Please feel free to pass this along to institutions who are not currently part of the RMACC who may be interested.

RSVP for the event here: https://www.eiseverywhere.com/416520

** Have a subject you’d like to lead a discussion on, a tool you want to share or a problem you want to get a few more set of eyes on? There’s time set aside for lightning talks, and it’s the perfect chance for you to participate without a huge commitment of time preparing. Bring a few slides, maybe moderate a 5-10 minute discussion, or just tell us about something you’ve been working on!

Any additional questions can be emailed to:

Jared D. Baker Brian Haymore Jonathan Anderson

jbaker@ucar.edu brian.haymore@utah.edu jonathon.anderson@colorado.edu

Preliminary agenda

Tuesday, 27 August 2019

  • 1:00 PM: Arrive at ASU and obtain name tags, join wireless network, brief mingle
  • 1:30 PM: What and Why: the System and Network Administrators Meet-up
  • 1:45 PM: Site introductions roundtable: names, roles, resources, and what’s new
  • 2:00 PM: Site report from Arizona State University
  • 2:30 PM: Management and use of private cloud systems vs traditional HPC
  • 3:00 PM: break
  • 3:15 PM: Tools and practices for metrics and statistics
  • 3:45 PM: A survey of HPC-type and research data storage deployments
  • 4:15 PM: Backup and disaster recovery (software, media, and practice)
  • 5:00 PM: adjourn for the day
  • 5:00 PM: ASU tour (optional)
  • 6:30 PM: dinner / social event

Wednesday, 28 August 2019

  • 8:00 AM: meeting room open
  • 9:00 AM: Project management for sysadmins
  • 9:45 AM: Provisioning user software
  • 10:30 AM: break
  • 11:00 AM: User / researcher presentation from Arizona State University
  • 12:00 PM: lunch break
  • 1:30 PM: Experiences deploying OSG on local resources
  • 2:00 PM: Lightning talks
  • 3:00 PM: break
  • 3:30 PM: Login nodes: best practices
  • 4:15 AM: Containerization of HPC workloads
  • 5:00 PM: daily wrap-up / review / action-items / follow-up
  • 6:30 PM: dinner / regional social event

Thursday, 29 August 2019

  • 8:00 AM: meeting room open
  • 9:00 AM: review of RMACC Symposium and meetup / next meeting
  • 10:00 AM: towards the establishment of an RMACC mentorship program
  • 10:30 AM: closing
  • 11:00 AM: the end